Logitech (NASDAQ: LOGI) and Mitek Systems (NASDAQ:MITK) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.
Volatility & Risk
Logitech has a beta of 0.92, suggesting that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mitek Systems has a beta of 0.44, suggesting that its stock price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Logitech and Mitek Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Logitech currently has a consensus price target of $45.80, indicating a potential upside of 12.84%. Mitek Systems has a consensus price target of $12.25, indicating a potential upside of 42.44%. Given Mitek Systems’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Mitek Systems is more favorable than Logitech.
Logitech pays an annual dividend of $0.41 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Mitek Systems does not pay a dividend. Logitech pays out 30.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Logitech and Mitek Systems’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Logitech||$2.57 billion||2.60||$208.54 million||$1.34||30.29|
|Mitek Systems||$45.39 million||6.64||$14.09 million||$0.21||40.95|
Logitech has higher revenue and earnings than Mitek Systems. Logitech is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mitek Systems, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Logitech and Mitek Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
33.5% of Logitech shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.4% of Mitek Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 2.2% of Logitech shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 8.5% of Mitek Systems shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Mitek Systems beats Logitech on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
Logitech Company Profile
Logitech International S.A., through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets products that allow people to connect through music, gaming, video, computing, and other digital platforms worldwide. The company offers portable wireless Bluetooth speakers, PC speakers, PC headsets, in-ear headphones, and wireless audio wearables; gaming mice, keyboards, headsets, mousepads, and steering wheels and flight sticks; and audio and video, and other products that connect small and medium sized user groups. It also provides keyboards and covers for tablets and smartphones, as well as other accessories for mobile devices; pointing devices, such as PC and Mac-related mice, touchpads, and presenters; corded and cordless keyboards, living room keyboards, and keyboard-and-mouse combos; PC-based Webcams; and remote control and home automation products. The company sells its products through direct sales to retailers and e-tailers, as well as indirect sales through distributors. Its channel network includes consumer electronics distributors, retailers, mass merchandisers, specialty electronics stores, computer and telecommunications stores, value-added resellers, and online merchants. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Mitek Systems Company Profile
Mitek Systems, Inc. develops, markets, and sells mobile image capture and identity verification software solutions for enterprise customers worldwide. The company's solutions are embedded in native mobile apps and mobile optimized Websites to enhance mobile user experiences and transactions. It offers Mobile Deposit that allows individuals and businesses to remotely deposit checks using their camera-equipped smartphone or tablet; Mobile Verify, an identity verification solution that can be integrated into mobile apps, mobile Websites, and desktop applications; Mobile Fill to pre-fill forms with personal data by simply snapping a picture of the consumer's driver license, credit card, or other document; Mobile Docs, a mobile document scanning solution; and MiSnap Multi-Check Capture, a software development kit that banks embed in their business banking app that facilitates capture of various checks in one deposit session. The company markets and sells its solutions primarily to banks, credit unions, lenders, payments processers, card issuers, insurers, etc. through direct sales teams and channel partners. Mitek Systems, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
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